Zachary M. Peterson

Zachary M. Peterson was managing editor of Inside the Navy until July 2010.

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The Insider | June 30, 2010

President Obama has nominated Marine Maj. Gen. Robert Schmidle, currently the assistant deputy commandant for programs and resources, for a third star and a new assignment as the deputy commander of U.S. Cyber Command.

The Insider | June 28, 2010

The Pentagon announced earlier today that Rear Adm. Bill Landay, the program executive officer for ships at Naval Sea Systems Command, has been selected by President Obama for a third star and a new assignment as the director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency.

The Insider | June 16, 2010

Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Conway was preaching to the choir this morning when he addressed the Congressional Shipbuilding Caucus.

Daily News | June 9, 2010

The Navy must begin to ask "provocative questions" about the adequacy of the service's procurement plans as operations, maintenance and personnel costs continue to drain dwindling budgets, the chief of naval operations said yesterday.

Daily News | June 7, 2010

The Lockheed Martin-built Freedom (LCS-1) the Navy's lead ship in the nascent Littoral Combat Ship class will not make a previously scheduled appearance at an international fleet review due to leaks discovered recently in the port and starboard splitter gear lube oil coolers, a Navy spokesman said this afternoon.

Daily News | June 2, 2010

Despite higher cost estimates for the Navy's Remote Minehunting System, designed for use from Littoral Combat Ships, the Pentagon has told the service to move forward with the effort.

The Insider | May 20, 2010

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead weighed in today on the announcement this morning that a North Korean torpedo was responsible for the sinking of a Republic of Korea ship in March.

Daily News | May 18, 2010

The Pentagon must shift its spending priorities if it is to prevail in a war in the Pacific against China, according to a new Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments report.

Daily News | May 4, 2010

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD -- The Navy's first Littoral Combat Ship, the Freedom (LCS-1), will dry-dock in a San Diego shipyard later this week awaiting repairs to a starboard boost water jet, according to Naval Surface Forces.

The Insider | May 4, 2010

Pentagon acquisition chief Ashton Carter told luncheon attendees today at the Navy League's annual Sea-Air-Space conference that the Defense Department should focus on what the Joint Strike Fighter "should" cost not what the jet "will" cost.

Daily News | May 3, 2010

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD -- Bell Helicopter and Northrop Grumman announced this morning they have formed a partnership to build and demonstrate a medium-range unmanned helicopter by the end of this year.

The Insider | April 19, 2010

Col. Frank Kelley, currently the chief of staff at Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, VA, has been nominated for his first star and the rank of brigadier general, according to a Pentagon release.

Daily News | March 3, 2010

The Navy has extended the deadline for Littoral Combat Ship proposals from competitors General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin from March 29 to April 12, according to a notice posted yesterday on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site.

Daily News | February 22, 2010

The Navy would like an additional $532 million in its fiscal year 2011 budget for aviation spares as well as ship and aviation depot maintenance, according to the service's annual list of unfunded requirements sent to Congress Feb. 12.

Daily News | February 1, 2010

The Navy plans to buy nine ships and 206 aircraft with its $160.6 billion fiscal year 2011 budget request, released this afternoon.

Daily News | January 29, 2010

The Navy plans to buy nine ships in fiscal year 2011 at a cost of $14.1 billion and 50 ships through FY-15, according to a draft of the Pentagon's pending budget request slated for release next week.

Daily News | January 27, 2010

A December draft of the forthcoming Quadrennial Defense Review calls for greater cooperation between the Air Force and Navy.

Daily News | January 26, 2010

The final request for proposals for the two Littoral Combat Ships in fiscal year 2010 was released today, according to a Navy spokesman.

Daily News | January 19, 2010

The Navy's first Littoral Combat Ship, the Freedom (LCS-1), which is slated to make its first deployment to South American waters this year, could be used in relief missions in Haiti, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead said Saturday.

Daily News | January 19, 2010

Naval Sea Systems Command is investigating the design and condition of diesel engines on the San Antonio-class LPD-17 amphibious dock ships to determine if recent problems with the engines are systemic across the five ships in the fleet, the Navy's top admiral told reporters aboard his plane Saturday.

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